13 Plus (History and Religious Studies)
Other School Entrance (14+ and 16+)
History (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Philosophy (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
Politics (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
RE (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
Sociology (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
Theory of Knowledge
Andrew has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Helped two pupils with Entry to D'Overbroek's School, Oxford
Before Andrew found teaching he had been a financial consultant, a marketing, communications and PR officer, a company manager and business development manager, a yoga and meditation teacher, an actor, a chef, a creative and artist, a music festival producer and manager and more! Andrew left his own education with 5 and a half A-levels of his own as well as a BA in Politics (with Philosophy) and a Masters in International relations, Ethics and Philosophy.
Andrew first came to teaching through becoming a Special Education Needs Teaching assistant; he also completed lots of work experience in other secondary and primary schools (for example Highgate School and Grafton Primary School). Andrew trained for his PGCE in 2008 at the most respected teacher training institution in the world, the Institute of Education at UCL in RE; he finished as student rep and an IOE advisory board member and had placements at QE Boys Barnet and Cardinal Pole Schools.
Andrew then worked for two years in one of the most challenging schools in London (Archbishop Tenison`s School Oval) where he led A-level RE, assisted the head of year 7 and had varied other roles. He was mentioned in the LA publication for his work with his SEN form group. He left ATS and moved to Brighton and taught in schools there and around the south east, including Bishop Luffa, Sir Robert Woodard Academy and Holy Trinity School. He then moved back to London in 2012/13 and taught in Rickmansworth School, City of London Academy Islington, Totteridge Academy and many more. During this time, since 2009, he was a student teacher mentor, a celebrated teacher and he specialised in developing schemes of work which were called outstanding by Ofsted.
In 2015/16 Andrew spent a year or so in Thailand and voluntarily taught there. He then moved to New Zealand and taught the IB model at Auckland Normal Intermediate, one of the most respected IB schools in the world. He moved back to London in 2018 and is mainly tutoring now with a little teaching in schools. All this time since 2009 he has continued to examine, having worked for all the main exam boards (A-level and GCSE) as well as working for Ofqual in the past as a subject expert; here, he examined the exam boards' papers themselves including some of the new specifications in use since 2016/18. Andrew has been tutoring since 2011 and has the most experience in A-Level and GCSE RE/RS, Ethics, Theology, Philosophy, Critical thinking, Politics, IR, Citizenship, Sociology, Humanities, Undergraduate/graduate help, Adult learning, Food, Meditation, Life and exam skills.
Andrew has written a book on his subject `How to write any essay and get a top mark` (available on Amazon and at all good retailers!). Andrew also has a passion for food and has taught that in school and outside, in the past running his own cookery school, catering business and now a youtube channel (The Good Greek).
In summary, Andrew has over a decade of excellent teaching experience, with lots of other useful experience, including examining experience and successful tutoring experience. He has up to 80% of his tutees receiving an A or A* and he brings more than most to tuition.
Andrew qualified to teach Religious Education in 2009, and holds a PGCE in RE from The Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|The University of Manchester||MA (Econ) in Political Science||2003|
|The University of Sussex||BA (Hons) Politics||2001|
Andrew worked for a year as a specialist technology teacher at Auckland Normal Intermediate, one of the most respected IB schools in the world. He has worked with a number of IB students at all levels, projects included. His last IB Philosophy student got a 6 out of 7.
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Andrew is an excellent teacher and tutor, I've seen him going the extra mile to build rapport with students countless times while still remaining strict and professional, which invariably made a strong impression on students.. He is diligent and dedicated, but is also a creative and quick problem solver, and the way he treats students is empowering and inspiring. I couldn't recommend him more.
Wednesday, 13th March 2019
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Andrew, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.